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In my potential role, I would be teaching adults computing and ICT within the Adult Education department of my local council. Having read Ann Gravells book, I am mindful that I will have to adhere to the elements of the Teaching and training cycle. The five stages are labelled as Identifying needs, Planning Learning, Enabling Learning, Assessing learning and quality assurance and evaluation. These elements describe a cycle that can start at and point and continue.
To satisfy the Identifying needs stage, a written assessment is completed upon enrolment onto the course. This has two purposes, one to identify physical needs of the student and also the academic requirement. Within ICT it is important to know the students current levels of proficiency so that the course provides the content that the student requires. From this information I can achieve the ‘planning learning’ stage.
Upon joining the course, students will be welcomed and shown things like fire exits, toilets and refreshment facilities. Further opportunities would then be given to enable students to make me aware of any requirement changes since the initial written assessment was submitted.